American Studies

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

American Studies

A major in American Studies requires 36 credit points from senior units of study, including at least 6 credit points from core units of study at 2000 level and at least 6 credit points of core units at 3000 level.

Junior units of study

AMST1001
Global America
6   

Students intending to do a major in American Studies must complete AMST1001 and either HSTY1023 or HSTY1076
Semester 2
HSTY1023
Emerging Giant: The Making of America

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    N HSTY2634
Semester 1
HSTY1076
American History from Lincoln to Obama
6    N HSTY2035
Semester 1

Senior units of study

Core
AMST2601
American Foundations
6    P AMST1001 and (HSTY1076 or HSTY1023)
Semester 1
AMST3601
American Perspectives
6    P 12 Senior Credit Points of AMST including AMST2601
Semester 2
Elective
AMST2606
Stand Up USA: American Comedy and Humour
6    P AMST1001 and (HSTY1076 or HSTY1023)
Semester 2
USSC2601
US in the World
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 2
USSC2602
US Politics: Elections, Presidents, Laws
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
USSC2603
Americanism and Anti-Americanism
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
USSC2604
Sex, Race and Rock in the USA
6    P 12 junior credit points from one of the following subject area; American Studies, Anthropology, Music, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, English, European Studies, Government and International Relations, History, International and Global Studies, Media and Communications, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Economy or Sociology
N HSTY2057
Semester 2
USSC3601
Public Opinion and Voting in the U.S.
6      Semester 1
ARHT2614
Pollock to Psychedelia
6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
Semester 2
ARHT2657
Contemporary Hollywood

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
N ARHT2057
Semester 2
Summer Main
ENGL2603
Imagining America
6    P (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) or (AMST1001 and HSTY1076 or HSTY1023)
N ENGL2003
Semester 2
ENGL2617
Postmodernism

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1076 or HSTY1023) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011)
N ENGL2017
Semester 1
ENGL2627
Screening Sexuality
6    P ((12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001)) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1076 or HSTY1023))) or (18 junior credit points including ENGL1011) or (12 junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013)
N ENGL2027
Semester 2
ENGL2660
Reading the Nation: American Literature
6    P ((12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001)) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
Semester 2
ENGL2664
Transpacific American Literature 1838-99
6    P ((12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001)) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076) and (ENGL2617 or ENGL2660))
Semester 1
ENGL3609
Mapping American Literature

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (12 Senior credit points of American Studies including AMST2601)
Semester 2
ENGL3616
Reading Contemporary America

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature) or (ARHT2656 and 6 credit points from (ARHT2652, ARHT2653, ARHT2655, ARHT2567, ENGL2627, ENGL2638, ENGL3604, FILM2601, HSTY2608, ICLS2637 or MUSC2663))
N ENGL2635, ENGL2035
Semester 1
GOVT2445
American Politics and Foreign Policy
6    P (12 Junior credit points in Government and International Relations) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
N GOVT2405
Semester 2
HSTY2662
Atlantic World in the Age of Empire

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (12 Junior credit points of History or 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
N HSTY2062
Semester 2
HSTY2667
Politics and Cultures of US Imperialism

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History
N HSTY2067
Semester 1
Summer Main
HSTY2670
New York, New York

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (12 junior credit points of History or 12 junior credit points of Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
Semester 1
Summer Main
HSTY2671
Law and Order in Modern America

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
Semester 2
MUSC2654
Popular Music

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P 18 junior credit points
N MUSC2054
Semester 1
MUSC2666
Global Sound: Drum & Bass, Rhythm & Soul

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P 18 junior credit points.
N SSCP1002
Semester 2

Exchange

AMST2801
American Studies Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AMST2802
American Studies Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AMST2803
American Studies Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AMST2804
American Studies Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AMST2805
American Studies Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AMST2806
American Studies Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Honours

AMST4011
American Studies Honours A
12    P A credit average or better in 48 senior credit points of American Studies, including AMST2601

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AMST4012
American Studies Honours B
12    P A credit average or better in 48 senior credit points of American Studies, including AMST2601
C AMST4011
Semester 1
AMST4013
American Studies Honours C
12    P A credit average or better in 48 senior credit points of American Studies, including AMST2601
C AMST4012
Semester 2
AMST4014
American Studies Honours D
12    P A credit average or better in 48 senior credit points of American Studies, including AMST2601
C AMST4013
Semester 1
Semester 2